As many of you know, Crunchy Chicken didn’t stay retired from Blogland for long. In fact, after announcing that she was taking a break, she published a new post the very next day. But that hasn’t stopped those of us who have learned so much from her over the past year from offering a Tribute to this indefatigable woman with all her book discussions and challenges and general enviro nuttiness.
To me, the beauty of the Crunchy Chicken blog, and the value it holds in the green blogosphere, is the community of readers that have come together as a result. Deanna’s posts invite discussion and participation. Her blog is more of an online event than a personal journal, although it is that too. She doesn’t simply give her opinion of a book, she creates a book discussion group. She doesn’t simply interview an author, she solicits reader questions in advance. And don’t get me started on all the Crunchy polls.
So I’m happy to have been asked to be a part of the Crunchy Chicken Tribute, which was created by bloggers Green Bean and Arduous, and I invite you all to be a part too. If Crunchy Chicken has inspired you, please visit the tribute page and donate to Crunchy’s Goods4Girls charity which sends cloth sanitary pads to school-age girls in Africa. You can help by donating money for the cause or purchasing cloth pads from a variety of participants, including Lunapads.
(By the way, I’m personally thrilled that Lunapads wrote about my own Take Back The Filter campaign on their blog and will be sending me a new product to try out and report on. Just a little plug there.)
Anyway, we’d love to raise at least $5,000 for this inspired cause, so please leave a comment after donating or send an email to the web mistress (crunchytribute[at]gmail[dot]com) to let her know how much to add to the tally. If you have a blog, please add the badge to let others know.
After my depressed post on Friday, a cause like this makes me feel privileged to be a blogger and to be part of such a great community. I also want to, once again, thank everyone who responded to my series of agonized questions last week. I’ll write more about that next week. Probably. Well, we’ll see. I think I’m gonna take the advice of those who said they write whatever and whenever the heck they feel like it. And yoga. (Thanks, Tao.) Maybe.